Icons - Leaders The 20th Century was a time of extraordinary change. One hundred years of progress ...which shaped not only the society of the day, but generations to come. A century of seismic shifts, that saw countless breakthroughs and innovations, which would impact our world in ways never seen before. Behind this progress were incredible individuals who chose to defy convention, and in doing so changed the world forever. The life’s work of these Icons represent benchmarks now set for humanity – from scien
Icons - Entertainers The fourth in the ICONS series, Entertainers is an hour-long documentary charting t...he story of Entertainment in the 20th Century. Tonight’s episode sees Hollywood star Kathleen Turner examine the achievements and legacies of four of the Century’s greatest entertainers. The story of Entertainment in the 20th Century ranged from vaudeville clowns to Space Oddities, and everything in between. This was 100 years where technological developments changed the face of entertainment forever – givin
Icons - Activists Sanjeev Bhaskar explore the lives of the 20th century's greatest activists, examini...ng the lives of Emmeline Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller and Martin Luther King Jr. He'll assess the qualities that made them great, and the groundbreaking ways in which each of them fought for their causes.
The 20th Century was the century of activism. It was a century in which a series of extraordinarily brave individuals encouraged whole swathes of society to throw off the shackles of oppression and ge
Icons: Artists and writers This episode sees actress Lily Cole examine four of the 20th century's greatest art...ists and writers. Lily explores the lives of Pablo Picasso, Virginia Woolf, Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol - finding out what inspired their most celebrated works, and why they still resonate today. In the 20th century, history unfolded at a rate humanity could barely keep up with. Wars industrialised killing, science radically altered the way we live, and rampant consumerism and mass media swept across the plan